Lewis Howes is a lifestyle entrepreneur who has a podcast called School of Greatness. In it, Howes expresses his gratitude, acknowledgements and encouragements of other people who have turned themselves into Greats. And those people aren’t just the millionaire business men, he has talked to everyone from jazz musicians and recovered addicts to Tony Robbins. His podcast is interesting and intentional in a way that other “business” minded podcasts are not.
One thing Howes frequently questions himself and his guests on (especially in the early episodes) is what is more important to believe in, God or yourself. His logic is most elite athletes, or success stories in general, have an unwavering belief in something. Often that something is either themselves – where they know intrinsically that they are the world’s greatest; or it’s in a Higher Being – where those athletes understand that their talent is a gift and abundant success comes from the Higher Being. Either way, it is this faith that helps them through the hard practices and fortifies their mental clarity.
The question becomes which is better? Will you go further or be more successful if you believe in God or yourself? Or is it the act of believing that is important and not the thing in which you are putting all your faith?
Here’s what I’ve come up with.
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